The EU Commission finds that a Lithuanian measure intended to transfer state-owned buildings to science and technology parks does not constitute State aid (Science and Technology Parks)

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State Aid for R&D: How Intermediaries Pass on Aid to Third Parties* Operators of research infrastructure do not benefit from State aid, if they fully pass on the aid to the users of the infrastructure. The amount of aid must be quantified. Introduction The beneficiaries of State aid to support R&D are normally those who carry out research. However, in the case of aid to research infrastructure there may be two categories of beneficiaries: the operators or managers of infrastructure and the users of infrastructure. Then aid has to be assessed at both of the two levels. In some situations, operators are requested to act as intermediaries to channel the aid to users. When State aid is passed on, two questions arise. First, do the intermediaries retain any benefits? And,

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Phedon Nicolaides, The EU Commission finds that a Lithuanian measure intended to transfer state-owned buildings to science and technology parks does not constitute State aid (Science and Technology Parks), 29 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 89943

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